Research

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Advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in research

In nurturing a community in which everyone feels they belong, applying an equity, diversity and inclusion lens to research is critically important.


Humans of the U: Faith Bowman

“I seek to become a new healer, bridging the traditional knowledge of my community with the knowledge pioneered by investigating glucose metabolism.”


Saving data from the stars

In December of last year, the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico collapsed.


Learning about the digital world

The School of Computing received more than $1.4 million to launch a new graduate-level degree and course certificates.


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Evaluating community engagement

University Neighborhood Partners’ innovative approach to capturing the impact of its work.


Brown woodrat facing left, chewing on a daisy.

It’s who you are that matters most

A first-of-its-kind study found that evolutionary history has the strongest influence in both wild and captive woodrats’ microbiomes.


Methane emissions: Falling, but leaking

The longest continuously monitored methane emissions record shows how market forces and oilfield practices can impact greenhouse gas emissions.


Engineer Huanan Zhang stands with his hands crossed over his chest, in the foreground with a laboratory in the background.

Wash-and-wear sensors

U engineers develop a process that turns ordinary clothing into biosensors that measures a muscle’s electrical activity as it is worn.


Study tracks spread of young-onset heart arrhythmia across continents

Understanding geographic distribution, ancestry of disease could help identify people who are at risk.


Examining nutritional inequality

It isn’t just access to healthy food that shapes diets, but also people’s relationships to food.